a conference embracing self care as health care through the intergenerational and cultural uses of herbal and plant medicine.
Herbalism was once upon a time common knowledge. Luckily our ancestors were able to perserve and pass down some healing information that has continued its lifeline into our generation. However, there are still many people and families who do not have this information to provide further care for themselves and their families. While science and historical and anthropological research has also made great contribution to the use and history of natural medicine and healing, the information is not always so accessible or easy to digest and in some cases does not appropriately represent the culture and communities from which knowledge was deriven. Asc3nsion Art is hoping to change that by hosting an herb gathering that will provide access to practical methods of self-care to heal ourselves from the inside out through the use or herbs and plants as well as de-colonize the cultural use and history of plant medicine taught by community based healers and teachers.
There are many ways to be a part of what will be a loving and informative event. We are seeking sponsors, teachers, volunteers, vendors, photographers, and participants to join us in building this community event TOGETHER!!! Check out our get involved page to see how you fit in to the mix of what will be a transformative event!
Schedule and Teachers
We are currently seeking 16 teachers to lead workshops on plant based healing! We are giving priority to Native New Orleanians, Self Identifying POC, and local teacher/healers. Click here to submit a workshop proposal.
Register between November 4th, 2018 and JANUARY 1ST, 2019 For the Early Bird Pricing of $25. Registration increases to $35 on January 2nd, 2019!!! Don't miss out on the early bird special!
This one of a kind event will draw quite the crowd. We are looking forward to shouting out and supporting local and/or like minded businesses that will also support this event. Find out what sponsorships we are looking for this year by clicking here.
A Special Thank You to Grow Dat Youth Farm for continue to Sponsor Nola Herb Gathering for 4 years strong!
Grow Dat Youth Farm gives New Orleans' Youth a unique opportunity by nuturing a diverse group ofyoung leaders through the meaningful work of growing food. They have also given Asc3nsion Art a unique opportunity by sponsoring and allowing us to host the first annual NOLA Herb Gathering! Interested in supporting our endeavors to share knoweledge and skills for people to take wellness into their own hands? Find out all the various ways you can support our community and YOURS at the same time!